Definition of animatron
: a puppet or similar figure that is animated by means of electromechanical devices : an animatronic figure In Jurassic Park, the Steven Spielberg dinosaur action thriller, the full-sized animatron of the Tyrannosaurus Rex weighed almost 7000 kilograms. — Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia), 5 Nov. 2002
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Origin and Etymology of animatron
short for audio-animatron, back-formation from audio-animatronic
First Known Use: 1971
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